AMD BE 45w series vs. 65w XX00+ series Tags: CPUs AMD Processors Last response: December 30, 2008 11:02 PM in CPUs Share CheezeDoodle December 30, 2008 6:49:04 PM I keep seeing on New Egg these low wattage AMD processors- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I noticed the L1 and L2 are the same as the "normal" processors and the clock (MHZ) speeds are close also. I compared the 5050e to the 5200+ and they have nearly identical specs and are the same price. Is there any advantage to these processors beyond they run cooler? Do they have more overhead? Are they "crippled" like the old Celerons? Do they have a slower memory clock? I can't seem to find any information about them from AMD or around the web. Thanks! CheezeDoodle More about : amd 45w series 65w xx00 series | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove B-Unit December 30, 2008 6:51:50 PM They are just a newer revision of the processor that consumes less energy. Same performance at the same clocks. | Report abuse amdfangirl CPUs Expert December 30, 2008 11:02:05 PM Would be best to buy the 45w versions. They are cooler and pre-undervolted versions of the normal die. The 45w versions are just cherry picked, that's all. You might like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>AMD BE 45w series vs. 65w XX00+ series> Related ressources: ForumAMD vs . Intel Marketshare Forum6870 amd athlon x2 ForumThe Notorious DIY Laptop ForumDirect competition for AMD 4850e ForumCAN'T DECIDE, INTEL OR AMD ?/???????????? ForumAMD Phenom With B3 Stepping: First Look ForumWhy AMD ????? ForumSilent HTPC for 3D games and movies. ForumUpgrade Graphics Card/PSU ForumConfirmed Major Problems OC'ing Ivy Bridge - i7-3770K & i5-3570K ForumAMD 's New Naming System ForumWhat's the deal with AMD 's!? ForumGTX 280 vs Radeon HD 4870 x2 ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumAmd 5200+ Upgrade gone wrong ForumAnyone waiting for the Phenom 45nm series? ForumAMD 939 upgrade options (warhammer!) ForumAMD Phenom 9550 Speedfan Question ForumAMD Phenom II NDA Lift? ForumAmd athlon 64 x2 7750? What do you think..... More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !